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About our programs

The Department of Recreation and Sport Management at Coastal Carolina University offers two programs, an undergraduate Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Recreation and Sport Management (RSM) and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Sport Management. Students who major in RSM will gain opportunities to study, analyze, evaluate and successfully lead within the dynamic fields of recreation and sport. Students acquire the fundamental skills, knowledge and experience for successful entry into the wide array of sport and recreation settings. All students complete from 49 to 67 credit hours specific RSM major courses in areas such as risk management, program and event planning, leadership, facility management, fiscal management, and marketing. The program culminates in a semester long 12-credit, 480-hour internship.

MISSION STATEMENT

Coastal Carolina University's Recreation and Sport Management faculty is composed of teacher/mentors who have a wide variety of professional and practical experiences in the discipline and profession. The program prepares knowledgeable and effective entry-level professionals in the recreation or sport industries through a variety of modalities including learning theoretical foundations in the classroom, community-based experiential learning, applied and collaborative research, and a capstone internship. The active learning approach employed by the program prepares critically-thinking graduates who positively impact their community through the delivery of high quality recreation and sport services. Students and faculty work collaboratively to acquire the essential knowledge, skills, ability and disposition to plan, promote, implement, and evaluate contemporary recreation and sport programs or events that serve society and enhance quality of life.